More than 1,000 Quebec school have at least one positive coronavirus case

Oct 13 2020, 6:20 am

The Quebec government is reporting that there are now 1,009 schools across the province with at least one positive COVID-19 case.

The numbers unveiled by the province’s education board consist of pre-school, elementary, high school, and trade schools throughout Quebec.

If a case is identified, the school is expected to notify students’ parents with health guidelines and instructions on whether or not the student should stay home.

The number of confirmed cases within Quebec schools now totals 3,335 between staff and students. The majority of cases have been in public schools, at 1,435, and 364 in the private sector.

Since the start of the school year, 2,669 students and 666 teachers have been diagnosed with the virus, according to the government.

As a result, 975 classes have been cancelled across the province since September’s start date.

Quebec public health says it has committed to providing daily updates of school infections.

“We understand parents’ concerns and we want to be there to reassure them,” said Health Minister Christian Dubé at the beginning of the month. “We hope this tool will allow the population, and more particularly parents, to get a current portrait of the entire situation.”

The government reports that 1,536 students and staff have fully recovered from the virus.

The full list of infected Quebec schools, as of Thursday, October 8, can be found here.

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